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Hands-On Enterprise Automation with Python

By : Bassem Aly
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Hands-On Enterprise Automation with Python

By: Bassem Aly

Overview of this book

Hands-On Enterprise Automation with Python starts by covering the set up of a Python environment to perform automation tasks, as well as the modules, libraries, and tools you will be using. We’ll explore examples of network automation tasks using simple Python programs and Ansible. Next, we will walk you through automating administration tasks with Python Fabric, where you will learn to perform server configuration and administration, along with system administration tasks such as user management, database management, and process management. As you progress through this book, you’ll automate several testing services with Python scripts and perform automation tasks on virtual machines and cloud infrastructure with Python. In the concluding chapters, you will cover Python-based offensive security tools and learn how to automate your security tasks. By the end of this book, you will have mastered the skills of automating several system administration tasks with Python.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)

Interacting with the Database

In previous chapters, we generated several different reports, using many Python utilities and tools. In this chapter, we will utilize Python libraries to connect to external databases and submit the data we have generated. This data can then be accessed by external applications to get information.

Python provides a wide range of libraries and modules that cover managing and working on popular Database Management Systems (DBMSes), such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. In this chapter, we will learn how to interact with a DBMS and fill it with our own data.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Installing MySQL on an automation server
  • Accessing the MySQL database from Python